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Old 07-03-2020, 12:17 PM   #1
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Luxury RV rental start-up

I guess it was only a matter of time. And now is probably a great time for it...

July 3, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Blacksford RV Rental Company Hopes to Disrupt Industry

(Bozeman, MT) -- Blacksford is a new recreational vehicle rental business offering fully-stocked Mercedes-Benz Sprinter overland adventure vehicles from Winnebago with an all-inclusive pricing model that includes unlimited miles, no generator fees, bedding, bath, and kitchen supplies, free Wi-Fi, a free annual pass to national parks, and 24-hour roadside assistance. Founded by tech entrepreneur Jonathan Distad, Blacksford also curates road trip experiences by connecting travelers with vetted campsites, guides, and other hand-picked attractions. In addition to daily and weekly rentals, Blacksford offers multi-month mini leases for those who want to truly experience van life. Rental prices start at $199 per day. For more info, visit https://www.blacksford.com/ or call (406) 384-6758.
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Old 07-03-2020, 01:42 PM   #2
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Old 07-03-2020, 06:37 PM   #3
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This is new?

Cruise America and El Monte rentals have been around for decades.

Cruise since 1972, El Monte since 1970. They even rent larger Class A's as well as C's most are much more "livable" for a family to rent than the Mercedes Sprinters (Sprinters might work for just a couple for a week, but no room for kids)((or enough comfortable room for someone 6'4" like me))
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Old 07-03-2020, 06:39 PM   #4
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Plus Cruise and El Monte are nation wide. Many will rent from one location, RV for a week, drop it off somewhere else, and fly home.
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Yeah, RV rentals have been a thing for a long time.
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Yeah, RV rentals have been a thing for a long time.
I think itís the luxe aspect...
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Old 07-04-2020, 08:12 AM   #7
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If you are planing a visit to Yellowstone or Glacier this guy might be an option. With only one dealer, what you going to do when you need help?

The models this guy rents are far from luxury, I subscribe to a RV safety and review organization and the models he rents are plagued with quality issues. They look cute, but aren't fabricated well
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If you are planing a visit to Yellowstone or Glacier this guy might be an option. With only one dealer, what you going to do when you need help?

The models this guy rents are far from luxury, I subscribe to a RV safety and review organization and the models he rents are plagued with quality issues. They look cute, but aren't fabricated well
Not surprised. On a related note, one of the RV magazines is looking for a new chief editor. Boom times for the industry!
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Yeah, not sure what is new. Would like to rent a sprinter but the $300 a day is not cheap, at least this place is unlimited miles.
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Yeah, not sure what is new. Would like to rent a sprinter but the $300 a day is not cheap, at least this place is unlimited miles.
I guess you have to figure the price of a rental car + hotel overnight to get a the real value/cost.
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